by Kathleen Cubley March 13, 2018 1 min read


Today Kelley covered the difference between spray dyed yarn and hand-painted yarn, what color pooling is and how to use it to your advantage, and she shared patterns and yarns demonstrating these topics.

Last week’s prize-winner: Lynn Granger Warfield won a free pair of Alpaca Direct Comfort Quarter Socks.

This week's prize: Two skeins of Malabrigo Riosin colorways Ravelry Red and Diana.

Patterns Shown

Susie Rogers Reading Mitts by Susie Rogers

Brain Frieze by Susan Ashcroft

Ojo de Dios by Vanessa  Ewing (Kelley said this was knitted in a Noro yarn, but it's actually knitted with Plymouth Gina. Noro Silk Garden would be a great choice for this, though.)

Lacery Socks by Michelle Hunter

Langfield Hat by Martina Behm

Pheasant Scarf by Sharon Fuller

Acquarello by Nadita Swings

Moyen Age by Hada Knits

Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich


Yarn Shown

Claudia Addiction Hand Painted

Fibra Natura Whisper Lace

Malabrigo Rios

Adriafil Knitcol

Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande

Madelinetosh Tosh DK

Tosh Sock

Dos Tierras

Malabrigo Chunky


Techniques Discussed

The helix stripe knitting technique can be used to prevent pooling with hand-painted yarns.


Kathleen Cubley
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